There once was a man who ran for president, promising to bring great change to our country.
He said he would hold the bankers accountable, but instead he packed his cabinet with them and catered to them. He promised to raise taxes on the wealthy, but he then cemented their tax cuts in place. He would renegotiate previous trade deals that hollowed out the American manufacturing base, but instead he appointed corporate hacks to streamline outsourcing.
He would crack down on the pharmaceutical monopolies who were inflating drug prices and gouging consumers on life saving devices. He would end our unjust wars that were draining our treasury and instead invest in our decrepit infrastructure. Instead he expanded the wars. He promised to be strong on civil liberties, but he attacked journalists and jailed whistleblowers. He sat by as voting rights were attacked, protestors were attacked, and the climate was attacked.
Despite all of this, his loyal followers still blindly pledged allegiance to him. So my question to you is, am I talking about Donald Trump or Barack Obama?
Getting tired of people acting like Obamacare is great – it isn’t. Sure, it did some good things like removing lifetime caps, allowing kids to stay under their parents coverage longer, expanding Medicaid, and forcing insurance companies to not discriminate on those with preexisting conditions. It didn’t solve the main problem with healthcare – for profit insurance companies.
The fact is, unless you receive a subsidy to buy insurance, Obamacare is a bad deal for you. The premiums have gone up, insurance company profits are through the roof, and it’s all due to tax payer subsidies to these billion dollar a year companies. Obamacare was the right wing plan, stop pretending it wasn’t.
If we really want to solve our healthcare problems, it’s time for an affordable public option and move towards universal coverage. It would cost less and cover everyone…
This is not over.
Let me repeat that: This. Is. Not. Over.
Trumpcare may have gotten through the House, but that doesn’t mean it’s law. It now faces the Senate. This is now the firewall to battle Trumpcare – no matter who tries to push it through.
This is where you come in. Share this video, spread the message. Stay angry, stay mad. Join this battle, because the struggle for better healthcare is the moral urgency facing America today.